In 2009, Chan revealed the details about a film he claims took 20 years to get made. Little Big Soldier is a comedy movie set in ancient China and stars Jackie Chan as a cowardly soldier who pretends to be dead on the battle field in order to survive. As the battle wages on, only one man survives although serverly injured and Jackie decides to capture him in hopes of a reward.
Shortly after the announcement of the movie, Chan held another press conference announcing that the movie would be getting a video game tie-in to be launched around the same time as the movie was set for theatres. Not much was shown from the game itself outside of a few pieces of artwork and character designs. The only real detail that were revealed were the fact that this would be an MMO based on the universe the movie is set in.
On January 26th, 2010 servers went online and fans could finally sign up to play Flash Little Big Soldier. For people who don't speak or read Chinese, this game won't be of much joy or entertainment, though. You start by creating your own character, either male or female and start out in a small town. The game is controlled by clicking the mouse at your preferred destination and your character will run over. The NPC all give you comments and some will ask you to do specific tasks in exchange for money or items. You can eventually work your way out of town and onto the world map. Here you'll encounter fights against strangely cartoonish creatures and gain experience points.
The game looks quite good with some really colorful backgrounds, nice sprites and good looking illustrations for the talking NPCs you'll encounter. Since everything is played through the browser and runs on Chinese servers, you gotta wait a few minutes sometimes for the entire map to load properly, as you'll find yourself in the middle of a pixelated land of tomorrow when you first load it up. Musically it's pretty pleasing with a calm Chinese melody during the main game and a surprisingly catchy and energetic battle theme. The only downside is that since the entire game is loaded through the browser, the songs are encoded at quite low quality and you'll get a bit of static through your speakers.
The game is free to play and open to players all over the world, but the only language available is Chinese and you need to sign up for an account on the website. So even if you're not a citizen from the land of the Great Wall, it might be fun to boot up just to explore the scenery and maybe even encounter the man himself walking around.
Press Conference News Segment (Mandarin)